WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump declared on Saturday a state of emergency in California and ordered the federal government to provide additional assistance due to the wildfires that since July 23 have devastated the region and forced authorities to evacuate close to 38,000 people. By means of this order, Trump authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that he had invited his US counterpart Donald Trump to visit Moscow, and was ready himself to go to Washington for a new round of talks, the media reported. "I fully understand that President Trump has a desire to hold further meetings. And I am ready for this. But necessary conditions for work should be created... We are ready to invite him to Moscow...
WASHINGTON - The White House has said National Security Advisor John Bolton will meet his Russian counterpart in August to follow up the earlier meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a press briefing on Monday, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said that "Bolton plans to have a meeting -- a follow-up with his counterpart from Russia next month,
BEIJING - China on Monday rebuffed renewed threats on trade from Washington, after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose further tariffs on all imported Chinese goods. Trump said last week that he was ready to slap additional tariffs on goods imported from China amounting to $500 billion. "The US is invoking this trade war", Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.
WASHINGTON- US President Donald Trump, a day after trying to do damage control, offered a fresh defence on Wednesday of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, by saying that his widely panned news conference was appreciated by "many people at the higher ends of intelligence". In morning tweets, Trump condemned "haters" who did not want him getting along with Putin, saying they suffered from "Trump Derangement Syndrome".
SAN DIEGO - A US district judge in California ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration must wait at least a week before deporting immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border under the "zero tolerance" policy. Judge Dana Sabraw found in favour of a motion from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which said that it sought the injunction amid "persistent and increasing rumours that mass deportations...
LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday said that US President Donald Trump asked her to sue the European Union (EU) rather than negotiate over Brexit. The visiting US President said on Friday at a joint press conference that he had given her a "suggestion" but she had found it too "brutal". Asked about what the suggestion was during a BBC interview on Sunday, she replied: "He told me I should sue the EU - not go into negotiations."
LONDON - US President Donald Trump has warned that the UK will "probably not" get any future trade deal with the US, if it goes ahead with Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for post-Brexit ties with the European Union. In an interview to The Sun tabloid published late on Thursday, the US President said May's plan would "probably kill the deal" as it would mean the US "would be dealing with the EU" instead of with the UK.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has escalated his trade war with China, saying he would impose additional 10 per cent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese fish, petroleum, chemicals, handbags, textiles and other products if Beijing does not change its trade practices. China on Wednesday expressed "shock" and solemn protest against Washington's announcement of fresh tariffs, calling it "totally unacceptable".
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump's administration has released the names of children under the age of five who were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, complying with a federal court order. The move comes in advance of a Monday hearing on whether to extend the Tuesday deadline for reuniting the children with their families, reports CNN. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received the list of the names on...